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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: at least nine people are killed after a man deliberately drives a van into a pedestrians in toronto. president macron of france arrives in the us — the first foreign leader to be given a state visit under president trump. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: from hollywood to bollywood, have we only scratched the surface on sexual harrassment in entertainment? and a prince is born. the duke and duchess of cambridge welcome the arrival of their third
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it mounted the curb and was then drive at high speed, 70—80mph according to eyewitnesses. it then continued on for half a mile, hitting pedestrian after pedestrian. it looks like this white rental van was used as a weapon. all i seen is this guy, and he's going 70, 80 clicks, he's just hitting people one by one, going down. it was a nightmare, man. i got to young and empress and i seen a lady with her leg, and oh, man, it's a gruesome scene, it's really bad out here. i couldn't believe what i seen.
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everybody, all these people on the streets getting hit one by one. the street was scattered with discarded shoes and clothing and the police now say that nine people have been killed and 16 injured. so many people just shouting, "stop the car!" but he didn't, he just kept moving, and hit some people and three people lie down there and they didn't move at all. the driver of the van was arrested after finally being brought to a halt by police. this does appear to have been a deliberate act, but what's behind it as yet isn't unclear. this is a time when this community should come together. these are not the kinds of things that we expect to happen in this city. we hope they don't happen anywhere in the world but we especially don't expect them to happen in toronto. the incident bears the hallmarks of islamic state—inspired attacks in other major cities but the early indications are that the motivation here may well have been quite different. salmaan fa rooqui is
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a journalist in toronto and joins me now. obviously a devastating day for toronto. what we know about what happened on the streets behind you? so far, what we know is that nine people were killed and 16 people still injured but what we don't know so still injured but what we don't know so far as what the motive was or why it happened. do we know a motive yet? we do not. police are saying it is too early to say that we do have video that we have seen on twitter of the police taking down the person who was driving over everyone and he was asking for police to shoot him and it seemed like he was trying to get them to do it but they didn't. we are getting reports from one news
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agency, from cbc tv that the sub sect is named alec minassian. he is 25 years old. do we know what is happening with the suspect? police have not said what is happening to the man but he is definitely in custody at the time. this is an intersection of a busy area of toronto. how busy would it have been on the streets there some of the eyewitnesses i spoke to say there area eyewitnesses i spoke to say there are a lot of street —— lots of people on the street because it is a nice day out and it's a very busy street. it's not actually in downtown toronto but a very busy pa rt downtown toronto but a very busy part of toronto in the north end. what's been the reaction? there's been a lot of shock. there has been shock and people are having trouble grappling with the kind of incident
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that happened but at the same time, a lot of calm responsiveness around the general area. lots of delays and lots of detours and people like calmly milling about. thank you very much for painting a picture there on the streets of toronto, salmaan farooqui, a journalistjoining us live. we are getting cbc tv naming the suspect as "alec minassian", a 25—year—old man. the motive is as yet unclear. nine people have lost their lives. let's take a moment to bring you up—to—date with other news. france's president, emanuel macron, has arrived at the white house on his three—day state visit to the united states. he's the first foreign leader to be given the honour since president trump came to power. the french leader said he was looking forward to a very important tour. during the state visit, we will have
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the opportunity to discuss a lot of bilateral issues and to discuss about our security, about trade and about our security, about trade and a lot of multilateral issues that are important for our countries and beyond our two countries. also making news today: huge crowds have been celebrating in the streets of yerevan, following the resignation of armenia's leader, serzh sargsyan. the prime minister stood down after eleven days of mass protest. a prominent opposition politician has said he'd hold talks with the government to ensure what he called "a transfer of power to the people". mike pompeo, donald trump's choice to be the new secretary of state, narrowly won approval from a senate committee and is expected to be confirmed by the full senate as soon as this week. republican senator paul rand changed his mind and threw his support behind the nominee saving him the embarrassment of being the first candidate not to win over the foreign relations committee. britain says it will waive citizenship test fees and provide
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compensation to families who arrived from the caribbean after the second world war. the government has been under fire, after it emerged that tens of thousands of those known as the ‘windrush generation‘ may not enjoy full citizenship rights. a team of international scientists has discovered a small but explosive new discovery.. this is a new species of what are being dubbed "exploding ants". the canopy—dwelling insects, common in south east asia, are known for their bizarre defensive behaviour. if attacked by another ant, they will attach themselves to it and their muscles will split open. bollywood is known for its popular musicals and dramas. but bbc news has spoken to a number of actors who say it has a serious sexual harassment problem.
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actresses say they've been asked for sexual favours by men in the industry, others say they've been molested. many fear their careers and lives will be ruined if they go public. from mumbai, rajini vaidya nathan reports. these over—the—top dance routines are a staple of bollywood films. a scantily clad leading lady takes centre stage, as a group of men lust after her. on—screen, women are often seems as objects of desire, but also in real life. behind the glitz and glamour, there's a dark secret. he started telling me that, for an actress, you should be happy to have sex as and when possible. embrace your sexuality, use it. this aspiring actress asked us to conceal her identity, and we've changed her voice. like so many others, she left a small village for india's film capital, mumbai,
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to chase her bollywood dream. she told me she'd been molested by directors and a casting agent. he touched me wherever he wanted, he kissed me wherever he wanted, and i was shocked. he put his hand inside my clothes so i asked him to stop and he said, "you know what, if you really want to work in this industry "i don't think so you've got the right attitude." it's notjust those starting out who face unwanted advances in bollywood. usha jardev is an award—winning actress, and she says it's common for powerful men in the industry to demand sexual favours. "we are giving you something, you need to give something back to them too." i said, "something as in what? i don't have money." he said, "no, no, no, it's not about the money. it's about that you need to sleep with...
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maybe it can be the producer, it can be the director or it can be both too." i have spoken to many in bollywood who acknowledge the industry has a sexual harassment problem, but few are willing to come out in the open and speak about it. that's notjust because this industry is male—dominated but also because, here in india, the world of bollywood is revered. but some of the bigger names are starting to speak up now. actress radhika apte recently starred in the blockbusterfilm padman. some people are regarded as gods. they're so powerful that people just don't think that my voice is going to matter, or people think that if i speak probably my career is going to get ruined. when you saw hollywood and that me too moment that happened, what were you thinking here in bollywood ? the way the women — and the men of course — came together and decided that as a team, we're not going to let this happen, i wish that could happen here. but right now it won't because there's still so much fear around speaking out. the main groups representing bollywood producers and directors didn't respond to our request for a comment on the issue. lifting the lid on sexual harassment
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in the industry is the one bollywood story few want to tell. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news, mumbai. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: as monsoon season approaches in bangladesh, how almost 900,000 rohingya refugees are preparing for the coming storms. also on the programme: a prince is born. the duke and duchess of cambridge welcome the arrival of their third some places have already had nearly as much rain as they'd normally expect in an entire year. for millions of americans, the death of richard nixon in a new york hospital has meant conflicting emotions, a national day of mourning next wednesday sitting somehow uneasily with the abiding memories of the shame of watergate. and lift—off of the space shuttle discovery with the hubble space
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telescope, our window on the universe. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: a suspected driver who violently mowed down pedestrians in toronto, is in police custody. nine people were killed and at least 16 injured in the attack. president macron of france is beginning a state visit to the us, the first foreign leader to be given the honour since donald trump took office. and trending on bbc.com, the world's first total transplant of a penis and scrotum, a ballsy effort by surgeons in baltimore, maryland. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the new york times reports that
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as preparations are underway for talks between north and south korea later this week. some china analysts are fearing for their countries' interests as beijing is forced to watch from the sidelines. meanwhile, on the front page of the japan times, a cyber—security firm has alleged that chinese hackers have targeted japanese defence companies, possibly to extract information about tokyo's policy about resolving the north korean nuclear impasse. and in the china daily, from construction worker to professional pole dancer. how one man fought to follow his dream and is now trying to change the perceptions around the art form. those are the top stories from key publications around the world. the sprawling rohingya refugee camps in southern bangladesh are the biggest and most densely
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populated refugee settlement in the world. the monsoon season begins in just a few weeks, a cyclone could strike any day. in just a few weeks, our south asia correspondent, justin rowlatt, has been finding out how the almost 900,000 refugees are preparing for the coming storms. it isa it is a battle against time. 3500 workers are hacking away the tops of the hills. the monsoon season is just weeks away and with the rains comes cyclones. tens of thousands of rohingya refugees #metoo movement to say the land. this landslide was caused by just one say the land. this landslide was caused byjust one hour of rain last week. and imagine what a cyclone like this could do. it struck in may last year. the refugees' homes are
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basically just tense, last year. the refugees' homes are basicallyjust tense, these tarpaulin homes with bamboo covers, and look at them, they are all the same stopping now, the un is very blunt about the risks, it says it is very unlikely any bamboo community structure will survive a cyclone. there are training classes to help people strengthen their houses, but ifa people strengthen their houses, but if a cyclone does come... the advice is stark. the message messages to bunker down, there are sandbags available and people have to build up available and people have to build up their sandbags so they can stay low and get their belongings pinned down under the tarpaulins so we don't have debris flying around, there's going to be a huge risk during cyclones and to keep low and let the storm passed over. it is a frightening message and the un isn't happy about the bangladeshi government's proposed solution, an
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island that emerged from the muddy waters of the bay of bengal less than 20 years ago. the government says it has built sea defences and shelters and plans to move 100,000 rohingya refugees there. we are quite able to cope with this situation. i believe with the kind of resilience these people have, then we will be able to cope with then we will be able to cope with the situation with the necessary protections. embankments have been dug. i think that we are aware of the risks and other issues related to this. six months since bangladesh and myanmar signed a repatriation agreement and not a single rohingya has gone back. so, for now, the refugees have to make themselves safe here, even if that means another move. translation: we had to leave burma because of all the violence. we found a place in the camps, then we had to move. now we have to move again. it's very
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painful. 10,000 people have been relocated so far. that sounds like a lot, but here it'sjust relocated so far. that sounds like a lot, but here it's just a relocated so far. that sounds like a lot, but here it'sjust a drop in the ocean. justin rowlatt, bbc news, cox's bazar. it's five years since the rana plaza factory collapsed and killed more than 1,000 workers in bangladesh. it is the worst disaster ever to hit the clothing industry. the tragedy prompted calls for better safety standards and greater transparency within the clothing industry, including some of the world's leading brands. but have things really improved for those working in the garment making trade? for more on this i'm joined by laura francois. she's the country coordinator with fashion revolution singapore. thank you so much forjoining us. have things improved from five years ago in the likes of bangladesh? you have india, china and other asian countries as well? the short answer is yes, they have improved, but not
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enough, there's not enough standardisation, not every single person working in the garment manufacturing along the supply chain is safely working and has a living wage, so it hasn't gone far enough, but there's been some improvement. why not enough standardisation? is it because every country has their own standards and there's not one general standard across the region? there is no general standard. should there be one? there should be a general standard and there should be a lot more pressure from the consumer side to make sure the brands that we are buying and supporting are in ensuring they are taking the steps to make sure they are producing clothes in a fair and safe way. pressure from consumers like ask but do we really care? do the viewers out there really care about what they were and where it comes from? —— like us.
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about what they were and where it comes from? -- like us. they should, it isa comes from? -- like us. they should, it is a huge human rights issue and sustainable issues. people like you and i, and especially women worldwide making the clothes that we were, are suffering so we should care. the fashion transparency index 2018 has just been released from fashion revolution, what does it say, who is heading in the right direction and who needs to improve and needs to improve their standardisation measures? the list is long, we have 150 brands this year we have covered and in the read we have adidas and reebok, they are the ones who are really pushing the envelope more than any other brands we have checked out, these are the 150 most popular global brands. we have checked out, these are the 150 most popular global brandslj wa nt 150 most popular global brandslj want the bottom 20. the bottom 20? that's a long list, you will have to check online. this is a process, it
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is not blaming and shaming brands, this is really a tool for consumers so we can make better more educated decisions about where we're going to buy our clothes. if we see that list thenit buy our clothes. if we see that list then it makes sense for us, we can make a decision. for manufacturers, they have to be aware of where their clothes are made, theyjust don't get a contractor or subcontractor to make them, they have to be aware of where it is made? the supply chain is very complicated and four brands, when we demand transparency, it's not as easy as a quick switch to find out where the products are made, it is a long and contorted system that they have to go through to really find out who is that person ultimately making the garment. thank you for sharing the details of the fashion transparency index from fashion revolution. the duke and duchess of cambridge have become parents for the third time. earlier on monday the duchess gave birth to a baby boy.
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he is fifth in line to the throne and a younger sibling to prince george and princess charlotte. kensington palace says the name of the baby will be announced in due course. our royal correspondent, daniela relph, reports on the day's events. here to see their new baby brother for the first time. a tentative looking prince george, a more confident wave from princess charlotte. holding tightly onto dab of the hand as this now big brother and sister went in for one of those defining moments of family life, meeting the new sibling —— that's hand. of yate, oh yea, we've got a new prince! the news it was a boy camea new prince! the news it was a boy came a few hours earlier to the delight of hardened royal watchers, some of whom had whom had been camping outside the hospitalfor more than a week. it's wonderful news, isn't it fantastic news? isn't it wonderful? we're actually from the states so we're happy to be here
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for four days and we're getting to catch this, so we're really excited. it's great news, it makes everyone smile. the announcement of the royal birth initially came by a tweet and e—mail but the official birth notice was via a more traditional means, tied to an easel and displayed on the forecourt of buckingham palace. the pregnancy hadn't been easy for the duchess. a few days after these pictures were filmed she pulled out ofan pictures were filmed she pulled out of an engagement due to severe morning sickness. she'd suffered with the condition during her two previous pregnancies. its severity was underlined when she even missed prince george's first day at school in september. but she eventually returned to royal last month with her husband. five years ago, after one night in hospital, prince george, the third in line to the throne was presented to the world's media. it is such a special time, any parent will know what this
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feeling feels like. very special. two years later, princess charlotte made herfirst two years later, princess charlotte made her first appearance on the familiar steps. and today, with the arrival of a baby brother, the princess secured her place in history. it's a very significant day for princess charlotte because she is the first royal princess in british history not to be moved down the line of succession when a younger brother was born. before 2013 when the law was changed to give women and men equal succession rights, essentially if a younger prince was born, she would lose her spot. duke and duchess of cambridge will soon leave hospital for kensington palace for life as a family of five. the duchess will focus on her family. family of five. the duchess will focus on herfamily. it family of five. the duchess will focus on her family. it may be baby number three for the cambridge is, but global interest hasn't waned. in this new prince, he will be fifth in line to the throne. daniela relph, bbc news, st mary's hospital and
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paddington. i'm betting on prince frederikfor the new baby boy. you have been watching newsday. stay with us. we will look at the maritime industry who. odds are for albert, after and philip but not rico! and before we go, let's take a look at these pictures. this is the moment a 14—year—old everton football fan became part of history, serving as a mascot with the help of a robot. jack mclinden suffers from reduced mobility but was able tojoin his heroes on the pitch with the av1 carried here by the everton captain. jack enjoyed the moment thanks to a link to his tablet and was able to interact with the players in the tunnel. well, this week the weather's going to go pretty much back to normal.
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it's only compared to what we had last week with that heat wave and those temperatures in the high 20s for some of us but this week it's going to change a little bit more from sunny spells to darker clouds. it will remain very fresh, in fact, the indication is as we head through the indication is as we head through the week, the temperatures will keep on dropping and it could turn really chilly by the weekend and the nights will be nippy as well. there's a lot of cloud in the atlantic, which is ready to come our way, lots of showers too. this is cool air, it is streaming in and it is here to stay for the next few days. for the early hours of tuesday morning, a lot of cloud across southern areas, that is actually going to stop the temperatures from dropping too low, ten or 12 across the south and in the north were clear spells develop, around seven or eight, six in the very far north. choose date itself is going to be a bit of a mixed bag across the uk, there will be some sunshine for sure but a lot of cloud and rain later in the morning spilling into parts of wales. that rain will probably move across the central swathe of the uk, probably a
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little bit in the midlands and quite possibly some across yorkshire and certainly moving across wales as well. in the north of the country we'll have a mixture of sunshine and showers, particularly across scotla nd showers, particularly across scotland and showers in northern ireland as well and cool in the north, 12, typically in the south, 15. tuesday night into wednesday, that where the system moves away and in its place, this load comes in from the north atlantic carrying quite a lot of fresh air and what happens this time of the year when we've got cold air sitting on top of us we've got cold air sitting on top of us and then we've got the strong sunshine? basically that means you get big showers forming and it's going to be a real rush of them on choose date... on wednesday, that is, so wednesday is going to be a very changeable day from sunshine, two downpours, back to sunshine again. through thursday, we're in that cool air stream off the atlantic, which is here to stay through the weekend, and this is normalfor through the weekend, and this is normal for the through the weekend, and this is normalfor the time of through the weekend, and this is normal for the time of the year. the average for the time of the year in
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the south is 13 to 16 degrees, a couple of degrees lower in the north, and that pretty much what we're getting on thursday, around 15 in london and 11 in glasgow and edinburgh. again, a mixture of sunshine and showers on thursday. this is the jet stream here, wherever you see a dip in the jet strea m wherever you see a dip in the jet stream it basically drags the cool airfrom the north stream it basically drags the cool air from the north so stream it basically drags the cool airfrom the north so into friday, saturday and sunday that cool air establishes itself across the uk. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story. at least nine people have been killed and sixteen injured in toronto, after a man drove a van into pedestrians at high speed. it's reported the suspect is 25—year—old alek minassian but police have not said if the incident was a deliberate act. the police have appealed for witnesses to come forward. the french president, emmanuel macron, has arrived at the white house at the start of a three—day state visit to the us. he's set for talks with donald trump on trade and the iran nuclear deal. and the first glimpse on bbc.com
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of the newest royal in line for the british throne. the duke and duchess of cambridge welcomed the arrival of their third child. a healthy baby boy, who's fifth in line to the throne, after prince charles and william, and his older siblings prince george and princess charlotte. after prince charles and william, and his older siblings prince george and princess charlotte. that's all from me now. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk.
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